The future of the UK is being decided right now, from spiralling student costs to the uncertainty of Brexit, this is your opportunity to show that you care and ensure your student voices are heard.
Why is it important to register to vote?
With the current political climate it seems likely that a snap election will be called very soon.
When politicians make decisions, they look at who is on the electoral register and who votes. As students, being registered to vote gives you a stake in society, providing you with the power to influence the decisions being made. But an early election has the potential to prevent thousands of you from being registered and having your voice heard.
The decisions being made now will affect you and future generations to come and you deserve the opportunity to have your opinion on these decisions heard.
How to register to vote
Registering to vote takes about five minutes and can be done online here. All you need is your national insurance number, and the address at which you want to register. If you are living in college and are unsure of the address, you can find it below.
When do I need to register to vote?
The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming general election is 23:59 on 26 November. If you want to apply for a postal vote, you need to do this by 17:00 on 26 November if you live in England, Scotland and Wales, or by 17:00 on 21 November if you live in Northern Ireland.
Which address should you register at?
As a student, you can register to vote in Durham at either your college or student house address, and at your home address. For a general election, however, you’ll need to decide which address you want to vote at when you register. If you decide to vote at home, you can apply for a postal vote, so that you don’t need to go home to vote.
It’s worth thinking about where your vote will be most valuable when you decide where you are going to vote.
Find your college address
St Aidan's College
St Chad's College
18 North Bailey
St Cuthbert's Society
12 South Bailey
College of St Hild & St Bede
St John's College
3 South Bailey
St Mary's College
Elvet Hill Road
Elvet Hill Road
Van Mildert College
Mill Hall Lane
I’m registered – where do I vote?
You can vote in a general election in the following ways:
Want to get involved in the voter registration campaign?
Then apply to become one of our register to vote ambassadors